Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Old Stone House of Brooklyn Site of the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, and home of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fridays, 3-6 pm, Sat/Sun 11-4, Weekdays by apt.
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The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Just a few weeks until the 9th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival; we can't wait to welcome all of our talented vendors ...
09/20/2020

Just a few weeks until the 9th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival; we can't wait to welcome all of our talented vendors to the Park on October 10! You won't want to miss the unique creations from this weeks featured vendors.

Bialo Padin Designs jewelry and accessories are inspired by nature and textiles. Their catalog also includes tools for fiber artists such as shawl pins and cable needles.

Wolf.Dew is a Brooklyn based line of charming fiber art home decor, along with adorable fashion accessories that are fun for all ages.

JW Jewelry Studio creates jewelry and shawl pins with colorful enamel and beading, the perfect compliments to knitwear or crochet accessories!

Enjoy a fencing demo on the front lawn tomorrow morning 9/20 from 10 am - Noon with our friends from Ferraiolo Fencing!
09/19/2020

Enjoy a fencing demo on the front lawn tomorrow morning 9/20 from 10 am - Noon with our friends from Ferraiolo Fencing!

Our friends from Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosted an outdoor strings rehearsal with us last weekend, and they'll be...
09/19/2020

Our friends from Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosted an outdoor strings rehearsal with us last weekend, and they'll be back tomorrow 9/20 from 11 am. Stop by the park to listen in! 🎻
Photos by Anna Rathkopf.

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo
09/19/2020

Old Stone House of Brooklyn's cover photo

Need a break?Tomorrow 9/20 join artist, writer, and educator Diane Exavier to reflect on life in Brooklyn with a meditat...
09/19/2020

Need a break?
Tomorrow 9/20 join artist, writer, and educator Diane Exavier to reflect on life in Brooklyn with a meditative book-making workshop inspired by the OSH gardens.

"What Comes From the Garden" this free, outdoor event offers a peaceful space to reflect on ways we can create a happier, healthier Brooklyn.

Register for free here- https://whatcomesfromthegarden.bpt.me. All participants are required to wear masks, please meet in front of OSH at 1 pm.

09/18/2020
Jody Wood for “Brooklyn Utopias: 2020”

“Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” encourages Brooklynites to consider how we can create a better borough by caring for our communities, our bodies and minds, and our environment. Today we are featuring three of our participating artists who are cultivating a happier, healthier Brooklyn.

Take care of yourself by getting “tested” for toxic levels of independence with Jody Wood’s “Independence Treatment Center”. The Independence Self-Test measures your ability to collaborate, co-produce, cultivate vulnerability, and to freely give and ask for help. ITC envisions a future for Brooklyn where vulnerability and dependence is normalized and accepted in the social realm.

Take the survey online at https://theoldstonehouse.org/jody-wood/ to see how you rate on the scale of social dependence or independence.

Some participants with high levels of independence will be invited to partake in a one-on-one consultation with Jody on integrating healthy levels of dependence into their daily lives.

“Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” encourages Brooklynites to consider how we can create a better borough by caring for our commun...
09/18/2020

“Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” encourages Brooklynites to consider how we can create a better borough by caring for our communities, our bodies and minds, and our environment. Today we are featuring three of our participating artists who are cultivating a happier, healthier Brooklyn.

“Waste Side Story”, a photography project by Robin Michals & Lynn Neuman, reminds us that it is essential to care for our environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling plastics. It is estimated that Brooklyn recycles less than 20% of recyclable materials, are you recycling all that you can?

Check out Robin & Lynn’s inspirational posters installed on the 4th Ave fence of Washington Park.

Add a splash of color to 4th Ave with fiber art! Join the #4thAveYarnBomb to add your knitting or crochet to the communi...
09/18/2020

Add a splash of color to 4th Ave with fiber art!
Join the #4thAveYarnBomb to add your knitting or crochet to the community installation sponsored by Arts Gowanus and Park Slope Civic Council. Sign up here to contribute- https://bit.ly/2ZMzGPs.

Get your tickets now to support artists in our community! We are so happy to be hosting this great event with Arts Gowan...
09/17/2020

Get your tickets now to support artists in our community!
We are so happy to be hosting this great event with Arts Gowanus.

We would like to thank our main sponsor for our ArtWorks fundraiser @oldstonehouse . Due to COVID we were forced to cancel our fundraiser earlier this year, setting us back significantly. Thankfully, The Old Stone @oldstonehousebklyn House has generously offered their amazing outdoor space — a large patio space with an adjoining field — to hold our event in a socially distant and safe way. This will be a fully outdoor event with social distancing rules enforced and masks required. We have planned comprehensive safety protocols in order to make this event safe and fun for all.
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Please join us on September 25th to celebrate the arts and artists in the Gowanus area, AND TAKE HOME ONE PIECE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK from a local artist!
Tickets are limited - only 50 available. Click link in bio to purchase!
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Alternate rain date is September 26th
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#artsgowanus #gowanus #keepgowanuscreative #nonprofit

Kick off the Fall season with a concert! 🎶 Rolie Polie Guacamole will be back on the front lawn tomorrow night, bring yo...
09/14/2020

Kick off the Fall season with a concert! 🎶 Rolie Polie Guacamole will be back on the front lawn tomorrow night, bring your picnic blanket and enjoy silly songs 🥑

09/13/2020
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

We always love having music in the Park, and today felt very special.

Director of the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, Dorothy Savitch, leads a surprise pop-up socially distant strings reading rehearsal at Old Stone House in Park Slope earlier today.

This rehearsal is a very special moment for the orchestra’s string players and all of us in the BKCM community, as it is the first time the BCCO is playing together as a group in some form since early March.

We look forward to bringing more safe and socially distant music into our community when and where possible. Stay tuned... 👀

We had so much fun with our friends from NY Bike Jumble and Bike South Brooklyn yesterday! Thanks to all our neighbors w...
09/13/2020

We had so much fun with our friends from NY Bike Jumble and Bike South Brooklyn yesterday!

Thanks to all our neighbors who made it a great day in the Park and supported green transit in Brooklyn.

The petition, created by artist Anna Lise Jensen and members of Bike South Brooklyn, to include bike and pedestrian lanes on the Verrazano Bridge can be read here: http://chng.it/Rm9hDqrZVr

This week, we're highlighting two hyper-local Brooklyn based Kings County Fiber Festival vendors. Shop local and see the...
09/13/2020

This week, we're highlighting two hyper-local Brooklyn based Kings County Fiber Festival vendors. Shop local and see their beautiful work at the Festival on October 10!

Woven by Carol offers a line of bright and cheery household items including dish towels and rugs in addition to their collection of scarves and shawls.

And There Is Always Time creates one of a kind, intricate, eye-catching garments and accessories using free motion lace techniques.

Our Garden Explorers program begins next week, and we still have a few last minute spots left! Designed for Kids ages 6 ...
09/12/2020

Our Garden Explorers program begins next week, and we still have a few last minute spots left! Designed for Kids ages 6 - 10, this program offers school support from our educators along with fun, hands on, outdoor projects and crafts perfect for Fall.

Learn more and register your child on our website https://theoldstonehouse.org/education/afterschool-and-vacation-programs/.

Love your bike? Need a bike? Want more bike lanes in Brooklyn? Join us tomorrow 9/12 for a day all about cycling!From 10...
09/11/2020

Love your bike? Need a bike? Want more bike lanes in Brooklyn? Join us tomorrow 9/12 for a day all about cycling!

From 10 am - 4 pm, shop NY Bike Jumble for budget bikes, parts, and accessories from local vendors.

From 1 pm - 3 pm, join artist/activist Anna Lise Jensen of Bike South Brooklyn for her Green Harbor Ride event. Ride your bike to OSH to learn how you can support green transit and bike lanes in Brooklyn.

This week, we are featuring participating artists from our “Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” exhibition whose work celebrates com...
09/11/2020

This week, we are featuring participating artists from our “Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” exhibition whose work celebrates community. We invite you to get involved by submitting a word or short phrase that answers the questions “What makes you feel safe? What makes you feel unsafe?”

Responses chosen at random will be added to Tamara Gayer’s animated sign installation “Language Is A Virus” on the exterior of the Old Stone House, keep an eye out on 4th Ave to see yours!

Share your words and/or photos with us in the comments or tag your posts with #BrooklynUtopias2020 #WeKeepUsSafe #LanguageIsAVirus.

Photo by Etienne Frossard.

This week, we are featuring participating artists from our “Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” exhibition whose work celebrates com...
09/11/2020

This week, we are featuring participating artists from our “Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” exhibition whose work celebrates community. Artists Ezra Wube, Elan Cadiz, and Rochelle Shicoff draw attention to the important role that we each play in the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors.

Ezra Wube’s short animated films “Flatbushtopia” and “Bridge Street” explore how spaces are communally imagined, acknowledged and modified through continuous negotiations between individuals. They celebrate the beautiful complexity of colors, sounds, places, and people that make Brooklyn so special.

Elan Cadiz’s portrait series “Scaffold: Equity of Treatment” is about the encouragement of self reflection and preservation and how these very important practices need to be supported by equitable treatment in our homes, communities and world. The use of scaffolding imagery symbolizes the individual care and support we all need, which is often provided by the people we share our lives with.

Rochelle Shicoff’s painting series “After All The Leaves Have Fallen: Muslim Women And Their Traditions” highlights the diverse Muslim population of Bay Ridge, where neighbors from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Yemen have come together to build friendships and a thriving community.

See all of these works online at https://theoldstonehouse.org/brooklyn-utopias/, or make an appointment to visit our gallery in person Friday - Sunday.

Looking for outdoor fun this weekend? Join in a casual botanical art class “en plein air” led by local artist Jessica Da...
09/10/2020

Looking for outdoor fun this weekend? Join in a casual botanical art class “en plein air” led by local artist Jessica Dalrymple on Sunday 9/13 at 11 am.

All skill levels, including absolute beginners, are welcome. Drawing and painting supplies are included!

Sign up now on Brown Paper Tickets https://bpt.me/4731287.

Bonus: the Down to Earth Markets will be going on Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, make some art, and get your groceries all in one place!

Artists interpretations of an ideal Brooklyn. Featuring: Asha Boston, Elan Cadiz, Fontaine Capel, Nate Dorr & Nathan Ken...
09/10/2020

Artists interpretations of an ideal Brooklyn.

Featuring: Asha Boston, Elan Cadiz, Fontaine Capel, Nate Dorr & Nathan Kensinger, Diane Exavier, Tamara Gayer, Amir Hariri, The Human Impacts Institute, Anna Lise Jensen, David Kutz, Robin Michals & Lynn Neuman, Jan Mun, Iviva Olenick, Rochelle Shicoff, Jody Wood, Ezra Wube, and Betty Yu.

Curated by Katherine Gressel.

On view at the Old Stone House by appointment and online at www.theoldstonehouse.org/brooklyn-utopias.

Exhibition Photography by Etienne Frossard.

Artists interpretations of an ideal Brooklyn.

Featuring: Asha Boston, Elan Cadiz, Fontaine Capel, Nate Dorr & Nathan Kensinger, Diane Exavier, Tamara Gayer, Amir Hariri, The Human Impacts Institute, Anna Lise Jensen, David Kutz, Robin Michals & Lynn Neuman, Jan Mun, Iviva Olenick, Rochelle Shicoff, Jody Wood, Ezra Wube, and Betty Yu.

Curated by Katherine Gressel.

On view at the Old Stone House by appointment and online at www.theoldstonehouse.org/brooklyn-utopias.

Exhibition Photography by Etienne Frossard.

There's still time to register your child for our Garden Explorers program!This 10 week program for Kids ages 6 - 10 is ...
09/09/2020

There's still time to register your child for our Garden Explorers program!

This 10 week program for Kids ages 6 - 10 is full of fun outdoor crafts and activities including paper making, natural dyes, garden journals, and baking in the brick oven. Our educators will also offer reading, writing, and math support each week.

Read more about the program and register your child here: https://theoldstonehouse.org/education/afterschool-and-vacation-programs/

On this Page Turner Tuesday, we recommend "Revolutionary" by Alex Myers.This novel for adult readers tells the story of ...
09/08/2020

On this Page Turner Tuesday, we recommend "Revolutionary" by Alex Myers.
This novel for adult readers tells the story of Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man to join the Continental Army.
Pick up a copy from our gift shop during your next visit!

We're just 1 month away from the 9th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival! Join us on Saturday, October 10 for a day celeb...
09/06/2020

We're just 1 month away from the 9th Annual Kings County Fiber Festival! Join us on Saturday, October 10 for a day celebrating everything handmade in fiber art. Today, meet two of our vendors, Tina's Toasty Toes and Winter's Past Farm.

Tina’s Toasty Toes offers hand dyed and painted yarns. From their home base in Long Island, they produce a wide variety of weights, colors, and dyed-to order offerings complimented by fun novelties including mugs, pins, and totes.

Winter’s Past Farm is run by a mother/daughter team producing quality products from their family sheep farm in New Jersey. Their unique range of products includes everything from roving to fleece, dryer balls, shoe insoles, and pet toys.

Register your child as a Garden Explorer! This 10 week program offers fun outdoor crafts and activities along with readi...
09/05/2020

Register your child as a Garden Explorer!
This 10 week program offers fun outdoor crafts and activities along with reading, writing, and math support for Kids ages 6-10.

Session 1: Tuesdays, Sept 15 to Dec 17 9 am – 2 pm
Session 2: Fridays, Sept 18 to Nov 20 11 am – 4 pm

Read more about the program and register your child on our website- https://bit.ly/2R0f6q6

NY Bike Jumble returns to Park Slope next Saturday, 9/12 from 10 am - 4 pm!Come down to 4th Street to browse new and use...
09/05/2020

NY Bike Jumble returns to Park Slope next Saturday, 9/12 from 10 am - 4 pm!
Come down to 4th Street to browse new and used bikes, parts, and accessories from local vendors.
It's the perfect shopping experience for back to work, back to school, or cruising around Brooklyn. 🚴

This Labor Day weekend, we are inspired by the climate activism of Anna Lise Jensen and the Human Impacts Institute. The...
09/04/2020

This Labor Day weekend, we are inspired by the climate activism of Anna Lise Jensen and the Human Impacts Institute. Their motivating public art is displayed around Washington Park as part of our "Brooklyn Utopias: 2020" exhibition.

The Human Impacts Institute's public art installation "NYC Climate sHeroes" is a series of posters which can be seen along the 3rd Street side of the Park. The posters spotlight NYC women who are leading the way in their communities to combat global climate change. These teachers, students, scientists, and artists are addressing the root causes of climate change and encouraging others to take a stand along the way.

Visit the Park to get to know these incredible women, and learn what actions you can take to support your community.

09/04/2020
Anna Lise Jensen for “Brooklyn Utopias: 2020”

This Labor Day weekend, we are inspired by the climate activism of Anna Lise Jensen (Bike South Brooklyn) and the Human Impacts Institute. Their motivating public art is displayed around Washington Park as part of our “Brooklyn Utopias: 2020” exhibition.

Anna Lise Jensen’s project “Jane Jacobs Lives Here” is based on Jacobs’ work as an author and activist who battled with city planner Robert Moses (who played a major part in the rebuilding of OSH) in the 1960s. Jacobs’ call for a greener, community based approach to transit is alive and well in the form of Anna Lise’s posters and flyers installed around the Park today.

See her posters, installed at the corner of 3rd Street & 5th Ave, and her flyers distributed around Brooklyn which include a QR code viewers can use to support a bike and pedestrian lane on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

Meet Anna Lise at our Green Harbor Ride event on September 12, to participate, ride your bike to OSH between 1-3pm.

We are so excited to welcome visitors back to the museum! Our new open hours will be Friday - Sunday with appointments o...
09/03/2020

We are so excited to welcome visitors back to the museum!

Our new open hours will be Friday - Sunday with appointments on the hour from Noon - 3 pm.

See the Visit page on our website www.theoldstonehouse.org/visit or call us at 718-768-3195 to book an appointment. We can’t wait to see you!

Masks, gloves, and a completed health form with contact information are required.

Registration is now open for our Garden Explorers program! Join us for some safe outdoor fun this fall, for children age...
09/02/2020

Registration is now open for our Garden Explorers program!
Join us for some safe outdoor fun this fall, for children ages 6-10.

Groups of up to 10 students will meet for
Session 1: Tuesdays, Sep 15 to Dec 17 9 am – 2 pm

or

Session 2: Fridays, Sep 18 to Nov 20 11 am – 4 pm

Our outdoor activities will include making waffles on the outdoor hearth, leaf prints, plant-based dyes, paper making,
botanical drawing, garden journals, potpourris and tinctures!

Read more about the program and register you child on our website: https://theoldstonehouse.org/education/afterschool-and-vacation-programs/

It's Page Turner Tuesday and this week we recommend "Wild City" by Thomas Hynes & Kath Nash. 🐝 🦆 🐀This charmingly illust...
09/01/2020

It's Page Turner Tuesday and this week we recommend "Wild City" by Thomas Hynes & Kath Nash. 🐝 🦆 🐀
This charmingly illustrated guide tells "a brief history of NYC in 40 animals", informative and fun for all ages!

Order yours from Community Bookstore or borrow it from Brooklyn Public Library.

🎶 Join Rolie Polie Guacamole tonight 9/1 at 5 pm to dance and sing along to silly songs! 🥑
09/01/2020

🎶 Join Rolie Polie Guacamole tonight 9/1 at 5 pm to dance and sing along to silly songs! 🥑

Today we're highlighting the talents of two of our Kings County Fiber Festival vendors, School Products Yarn and Shirsty...
08/30/2020

Today we're highlighting the talents of two of our Kings County Fiber Festival vendors, School Products Yarn and Shirsty Cat Designs. Come see their great products in person at the Park on Saturday, October 10.

School Products Yarn is the oldest yarn shop in NYC, open since 1947! They offer tools, accessories, and top quality Italian yarns, perfect for pairing with one of their unique patterns.

Shirsty Cat Designs offer over 200 colorways that can be found in stores across the Northeast. Their unique hand dyed yarns are sure to inspire your next project.

Address

336 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY
11215

G or F to 4th Ave/R to Union Street/B63 Bus

Opening Hours

Friday 15:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(718) 768-3195

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hail hail the Old Stone House of Brooklyn - great zoom call to mark battle week - thx Maggie Weber... well done... and thx Nancy F. Rosenberg and Kimberly Maier.
Washington and his commanders decided to disengage and withdraw. The heavy rains, followed by thick fog, gave the Americans the opportunity to maneuver without being observed by the British. Around noon on the 29th Washington issued orders to the quartermaster in New York “to impress every kind of water craft…that could be kept afloat and that had either sails or oars, and have them all in the east harbor of the city by dark.” The evacuation, conducted in secrecy and silence, began about 8 p.m. that night at Brooklyn Ferry (present-day Fulton Ferry, a site abutting the Brooklyn Bridge and the shortest river crossing between Manhattan and Brooklyn). Washington ordered a rearguard to keep the fires burning atop Brooklyn Heights to dupe the British into believing the Americans remained in camp. Crewing the evacuee-filled rowboats, barges and canoes were peacetime sailors and fishermen from a recently arrived Massachusetts regiment under Colonel John Glover. After muffling the vessels’ oars with cloth, they first transported cannons, ammunition, supplies and horses. Next came the wounded. Then, through the night until just before dawn, they ferried the remaining cold, wet, defeated American soldiers across the river. The last boats pushed off from Brooklyn Ferry at 6 a.m.
the talk by maryland historian owen lourie about the battle was great - now watching he british battle farce. F U N
On July 9, 1776 6PM the Declaration of Independence was read to Washington's troops in Lower Manhattan on the Common (current City Hall), where it was greeted with cheers. The newly elected fourth Provincial Congress met in White Plains on July 9, declared that New York had been a state since April 20, 1775 (the day after Lexington & Concord), and changed its name to the Convention of the Representatives of the State of NY. It approved the Declaration of Independence and wrote directly to John Hancock in Philadelphia to inform him of the vote.
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Is there a schedule for the sprinklers at JJ Byrne Park? We notice they've been off in the evenings, when there is ample sunlight and children still want to use them.
Is there any plan to renovate the JJ Byrne bathrooms? They're so heavily used and are an important community amenity!
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